I have been fascinated by the grotesque disregard for human life the ATF showed in executing Operation Fast & Furious, and am further amazed that this is not blowing up like Iran-Contra. I read the Wall Street Journal cover to cover each day and rarely see even a mention of this shocking scandal. What’s worse is the self-righteous arrogance with which Attorney General Eric Holder treats Congress–it’s downright shocking! The media has the power to expose this sick operation but simply is not making it a top story. The Watergate scandal was fully revealed before the 1972 election and Richard Nixon still won in a landslide–the people just didn’t care–but the media wouldn’t let it go and ultimately Nixon resigned. The media has the power to move this thing into the spotlight and expose the murderous methods of law enforcement in prosecuting the Drug War. I’m beginning to wonder if there’s some reason even those on the right don’t want the lid fully blown off this thing. Or maybe they are just waiting until they have all the evidence they need–or perhaps until the election is closer on the horizon. I don’t know, but Congress and the media need to turn over every rock in this investigation until it’s clear what the DOJ, the ATF, the DEA and the rest of them are up to.
Here is the latest video of Eric Holder mouthing off to Congress:
Here is Greta Van Susteren interviewing Congressman Darrell Issa, the man leading the charge on the Operation Fast & Furious investigation.
For the full horrible story, listen to my podcast from November–shockingly, the investigation hasn’t progressed much since then!